List Of Indian Missiles And Their Range Pdf (1998-2022)
Here is the List Of Indian Missiles And Their Range Pdf (1998-2022) or List Of All Missiles Of India Pdf, Evolution of Indian Missiles, What makes India so successful at missile technology? Over time, humanity has progressed from sticks and stones to intercontinental missiles (ICBMs) that can target a location 16,000 kilometers away. Initially, the best missile technology in the world was in the hands of major powers like the United States, the Soviet Union, and China, but other nations have managed to develop their own arsenals, one of which is India.
Today we will discuss how this developing nation has advanced so rapidly in missile technology and how the importance of missile technology to India is growing day by day. New Delhi sees nuclear weapons and long-range missiles as critical to maintaining its strategic position in the Asian Pacific and achieving the role of regional power.
The Asian behemoth now has the capability to launch short, medium, and long-range ballistic missiles. After decades of investment in the development of indigenous missile technology, India’s missile sector is virtually immune to export controls.
List Of Indian Missiles And Their Range Pdf (1998-2022)
1. PRITHVI 1 Indian Missile with Range (150 KM)
|Range: 150 km|
|Weight: 4.4 tonnes|
The PRITHVI-1 is an Indian short-range ballistic missile. It is the first in a lineage of indigenous land and sea-based missiles that includes the prism v2, the ship-launched Dhanush, and the PRITHVI air defense interceptor. The PRITHVI 1 has been phased out of service and replaced by the Prahar. The missile has a minimum range of 40 kilometers and a maximum range of 150 kilometers.
2. AGNI 1 Indian Missile with Range (1250 KM)
|Range: 1250 km|
|Weight: 12 tonnes|
The AGNI 1 is a nuclear-capable Indian short-range ballistic missile. It is the first of the five Agni missiles launched by the defense research and development agency. The nuclear-capable road transportable missile was initially deployed by the Indian army’s strategic forces command in 2007.
It has a range of 700 kilometers and a payload of 1000 kilos, allowing it to transport nuclear weapons with smaller payloads. The AGNI-1 could have a range of up to 1200 kilometers, which would cover the entirety of Pakistan.
3. AKASH Indian Missile with Range (30 KM)
|Range: 30 km|
|Weight: 0.72 tonnes|
AKASH is a short-range surface-to-air missile system designed to defend vulnerable locations and sites from aerial strikes. Akash can reach a maximum altitude of 20 kilometers while flying at supersonic speeds of roughly Mach 2.5. The Akash weapon system can engage several targets in group or autonomous mode at the same time, and it includes built-in electric countermeasures. The complete weapon system is configured on mobile platforms. The Akash weapon system has been inducted and is in use by both the Indian army and the Indian air force.
4. NAG Indian Missile with Range (20 KM)
|Range: 0.5-20 km|
|Weight: 0.042 tonnes|
NAG, also known as “Prospina,” is a third-generation fire-and-forget anti-tank missile currently in service. It has a range of 500 meters to 20 kilometers and a first-shot hit probability of more than 90%. It also includes manned portable helicopter mounted standoff and IFV mounted versions.
5. TRISHUL Indian Missile with Range (12 KM)
|Range: 12 km|
|Weight: 0.13 tonnes|
TRISHUL was a short-range surface-to-air missile that was designed to be used against low-flying and sea-skimming targets due to development delays and flaws. TRISHUL was never put into production or used in service after testing and was replaced by the Israeli Barak-1 missile. The project was formally completed in 2008, and the DRDO went on to develop further surface-to-air missiles subsequently.
6. PRITHVI 2 Indian Missile with Range (350 KM)
|Range: 350 km|
|Weight: 4.6 tonnes|
The PRITHVI 2 is a 350-kilometer-range Indian short-range ballistic missile. It’s an updated version of the PRITHVI 1, and it’s based on the Dhanush and PRITHVI 2 air defense interceptors that have been in service with the Indian air force since 2003. In India’s strategic force command, the PRITHVI 2 serves as a nuclear delivery vehicle.
7. AGNI 2 Indian Missile with Range (3500 KM)
|Range: 3500 km|
|Weight: 16 tonnes|
The AGNI 2 is a medium-range ballistic missile developed by India that has a range of over 3500 kilometers. The two-stage solid-fueled missile was first deployed by India’s strategic forces command in 2004. It can carry a payload of up to 1000 kilograms to a range of 2000 kilometers, most likely a nuclear warhead with a yield of 150 to 250 kilos.
8. BRAHMOS Indian Missile with Range (300-500 KM)
|Type: land, naval, air|
|Range: 300-500 km|
|Weight: 3 tonnes|
BRAHMOS, also known as PJ 10, are supersonic and hypersonic cruise missiles developed by India and Russia in partnership. Brahmos are the world’s fastest cruise missiles in use, with speeds ranging from Mach 2 to 2.8. They are launched from land attack ships, submarines, and aircraft. Supersonic ground attack anti-ship missiles are now in production, while longer range hypersonic and air launch missiles are in research.
9. PRITHVI AIR DEFENCE (PAD) Indian Missile with Range (2000 KM)
|Range: 2000 km|
|Weight: 16 tonnes|
With the building of the pad, which has been given the name Pradyumna, India’s ballistic missile defense gained a boost. The system was meant to neutralize missiles within a range of 300 to 2 000 kilometers at a speed of Mach 5.0 and was tested with a maximum intercept altitude of 80 kilometers. The technology used in the pad served as a forerunner of the indigenously built advanced air defense interceptor missile, which was tested in 2007, and the baroque 2, which was created in conjunction with Israel.
10. K-15 SAGARIKA Indian Missile with Range (700 KM)
|Range: 700 km|
|Weight: 6 tonnes|
The K-15 SAGARIKA, which has a range of 750 kilometers, marks a turning point in India’s military history. It is the crucial third lag of India’s nuclear deterrent vis-à-vis its submarine-launched ballistic missile capability. The K-15 SAGARIKA was successfully tested in February 2008 and was subsequently integrated with India’s nuclear-powered arahant class submarine.
11. AGNI 3 Indian Missile with Range (5000 KM)
|Range: 5000 km|
|Weight: 22 tonnes|
The AGNI 3 is a medium-range ballistic missile that was developed to replace the Agni 2. It’s a step up over the previous version, with a range of 3500 to 5000 kilometers, allowing it to engage targets deep inside neighboring countries. In June 2011, it was introduced into the armed forces, improving its attack capacity.
12. DHANUSH Indian Missile with Range (250-400 KM)
|Range: 250-400 km|
|Weight: 5.6 tonnes|
The Dhanush missile is an Indian short-range ship-launched ballistic missile. It is the third variant of the Prithvi missile family, which also includes the Prithvi 1, Prithvi 2, and Prithvi air defense interceptors. It is most likely liquid-fueled, has a range of 400 kilometers, and can carry nuclear or conventional payloads. In March 2011, it was successfully test-fired from a military cruiser, carrying on the tradition of the k-15. Sagarika
13. AGNI 4 Indian Missile with Range (4000 KM)
|Range: 4000 km|
|Weight: 17 tonnes|
The Agni 4 is a two-stage Indian solid-fueled intermediate-range ballistic missile (IRBM) with a range of up to 4000 kilometers and a payload of one ton. It is a derivation of the Agni 2 MRBM with an expanded range. Since its maiden test in 2010, India’s flight has tested the Agni 4 eight times.
14. SHAURYA Indian Missile with Range (1900 KM)
|Range: 1900 km|
|Weight: 6.2 tonnes|
It was planned as a surface-to-surface ballistic missile variant of the k-15 Sagarika that could be held in underground silos for long periods of time and launched with the help of gas canisters as a trigger. The missile’s nuclear capacity improves India’s second-strike capability while reducing reliance on the k-15 ballistic missile, which was developed with significant Russian help.
15. ASTRA Indian Missile with Range (80 KM)
|Range: 80 km|
|Weight: 0.154 tonnes|
Astra is a BVR (beyond visible range) air-to-air missile that was successfully tested in May 2011. The Astra is the smallest missile created by the DRDO in terms of size and weight. Within an 80-kilometer range, it was designed to intercept and destroy enemy aircraft at supersonic speeds in a head-on mode.
16. PRAHAAR Indian Missile with Range (150 KM)
|Range: 150 km|
|Weight: 1.28 tonnes|
PRAHAAR is a 150-kilometer-range surface-to-surface missile that claims great agility, acceleration, and accuracy. Designed as a combat support system for the army, the missile can be fired from road mobile launchers and is particularly mobile in conflict circumstances due to its lighter build.
17. AGNI 5 Indian Missile with Range (8000 KM)
|Range: 8000 km|
|Weight: 50 tonnes|
Agni is India’s first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), with a strike range of more than 5,000 kilometers and high road mobility. Former DRDO chief Vijay K has claimed in interviews that the Agni 5 has a minimum range of 3000 kilometers and a maximum range of 5500 to 5800 kilometers. Meanwhile, China’s state-run media has stated that the missile has a range of up to 8000 kilometers.
18. NIRBHAY Indian Missile with Range (1000 KM)
|Type: land, naval, air|
|Range: 1000 km|
|Weight: 1 tonne|
With its cylindrical fuselage, the missile resembles the US Tomahawk and the Russian Club SSn27. It is equipped with a land-based mobile launcher, but reports suggest it could be used on submarines. It uses a terrain following navigation system to reach up to 1000 kilometers nearby and can be launched from a variety of platforms including land, sea, and air.
List of all Types of Missiles in India
- List of All Surface-To-Air Missiles (SAM)
- List of All Air-to-air missiles (AAM)
- List of All Surface-to-surface missiles
- List of All Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD)/Interceptor Missiles
- List of All Cruise Missiles
- List of All Submarine Launched Ballistic Missiles
- List of All Anti-Tank Missiles
The below table gives the list of important Missiles which are used by the Indian Armed Forces and are currently at different stages of development:
|Types of Missiles||Name of the Missile||Type of Missile||Operational Range||Speed|
|Air-to-air missiles||MICA||Air-to-Air Missiles||500 m to 80 km||Mach 4|
|Astra Missile||Air-to-Air Missiles||80-110 km||Mach 4.5 +|
|Novator K-100||Medium Range air-to-air missile||300–400 km||Mach 3.3|
|Trishul||Short-Range surface to air missile||9 km||There were problems with this missile as it could not hit its targets. Hence, this program was officially closed in 2008 by the Ministry of Defence (MoD). This missile was not inducted by the Indian Armed Forces. India decided to import Barak Missiles from Israel.|
|Akash Missile (There are 3 Variants at different stages of development – Akash-1S, Akash Mark 2, Akash-NG)||Medium-range surface-to-air missile||Akash -1S (18 – 30 Km)
Akash Mk 2 (35 – 40 Km)
Akash-NG (More than 50 Km)
|Mach 2.5 to 3.5|
|Barak 8||Long-Range Surface to Air Missile||100 km||Mach 2|
|Prithvi Air Defence (PAD)||exo-atmospheric interceptor missile||2000 km||Mach 8|
|Surface-to-surface Missiles||Agni 1||Medium-range ballistic missile||700-1250 km||Mach 7.5|
|Agni 2||Intermediate-range ballistic missile||2,000–3,000 km||Mach 12|
|Agni 3||Intermediate-range ballistic missile||Around 3,000 km||5–6 km/s|
|Agni 4||Intermediate-range ballistic missile||Around 4,000 km||Mach 7|
|Agni 5||Intercontinental ballistic missile||Around
|Prithvi 1||Short-Range Ballistic Missile||150 km||–|
|Prithvi 2||Short-Range Ballistic Missile||350 km||–|
|Dhanush||Short-Range Ballistic Missile||350 – 600 km||–|
|Shaurya||Medium-Range Ballistic Missile||750 to 1,900 km||–|
|Prahaar||Short-Range Ballistic Missile||150 km||–|
|Cruise Missiles||BrahMos||Supersonic cruise missile||290 km||Mach 2.8 to 3 Mach|
|BrahMos 2||Hypersonic cruise missile||450 – 600 km||Mach 7|
|Nirbhay||Subsonic cruise missile||1,000 – 1500 km||Mach 0.8|
|Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) Systems / Interceptor Missiles||Prithvi Air Defence (PAD)||Exo-atmospheric Anti-ballistic missile||Altitude – 80 km||Mach 5+|
|Prithvi Defence Vehicle (PDV)||Exo-atmospheric Anti-ballistic missile||Altitude – 150 km||Mach 4.5|
|Advanced Air Defence (AAD) /Ashwin Ballistic Missile Interceptor||Endoatmospheric Anti-ballistic missile||Altitude – 30 km|
Submarine Launched Ballistic Missiles
|Sagarika (K-15)||Ballistic Missile||Around 750 Km|
|K-4||Ballistic Missile||Around 3,000 km|
|K-5||Ballistic Missile||Around 5,000 km|
|Amogha||Anti-Tank Guided Missile||2.8 km|
|Nag||Anti-Tank Guided Missile||500 m – 4 km||230 m/s|
|Helina||Anti-Tank Guided Missile||7 – 10 km|
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Types Of Missiles Of India Cruise, Ballistic, BrahMos, Surface-To-Air Missiles (SAM), Air-to-air missiles (AAM), Surface-to-surface missiles, Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD)/Interceptor Missiles, Cruise Missiles, Submarine Launched Ballistic Missiles, Anti-Tank Missiles, and Others
List of All Indian Missiles
|1. MICA ~ Air-to-Air Missiles 500 m to 80 km|
|2. Astra Missile~ Air-to-Air Missiles 80-110 km|
|3. Novator K-100 ~ Medium Range air-to-air missile 300–400 km|
|4. Trishul ~ Short-Range surface to air missile 9km|
|5. Akash Missile ~ Medium-range surface-to-air missile 30-35km|
|6. Barak 8~ Long-Range Surface to air Missile 100km|
|7. Agni-I ~ Medium-range ballistic missile 700-1250 km|
|8.Agni-II ~ Intermediate-range ballistic missile 2,000–3,000 km 9.Agni-III ~ Intermediate-range ballistic missile 3,500 km – 5,000 km|
|10. Agni-IV ~ Intermediate-range ballistic missile 3,000 – 4,000 km 11. Agni-V ~ Intercontinental ballistic missile 5000 – 8000 km|
|12. Prithvi I ~ Short-Range Ballistic Missile 150 km|
|13. Prithvi II ~ Short-Range Ballistic Missile 350 km|
|14. Dhanush ~ Short-Range Ballistic Missile 350 – 600 km|
|15. Shaurya ~ Medium-Range Ballistic Missile 750 to 1,900 km|
|16. Prahaar ~ Short-Range Ballistic Missile 150 km Cruise Missiles|
|17. BrahMos ~℅Supersonic cruise missile 290 km|
|18. BrahMos II ~ Hypersonic cruise missile 300km|
|19. Nirbhay ~ Subsonic cruise missile 1,000 -1500 km|
|20. Prithvi Air Defence ~ Exo-atmospheric Anti-ballistic missile Altitude- 80km|
|21. Prithvi Defence Vehicle~ Exo-atmospheric Anti-ballistic missile Altitude- 30km|
|22. Advanced Air Defence ~ Endoatmospheric Anti-ballistic missile Altitude- 120km|
|23. Ashwin ~ Ballistic Missile 150-200km|
|24. Sagarika ~ Ballistic Missile 700 – 1900 Km|
|25. K-4 ~ Ballistic Missile 3,500–5,000 km|
|26. K-5 ~ Ballistic Missile 6,000km|
|27. Amogha ~ Anti-Tank Guided Missile 2.8 km|
|28. Nag ~ Anti-Tank Guided Missile 4km 230 k/s|
|29. Helina ~ Anti-Tank Guided Missile 7-8 km|
|30. AD-1 & AD-2 (Program AD ballistic missile defense system) ~ exoatmospheric antiballistic missile and potential hypersonic glide vehicle interceptor. (under development)|
|31. XR-SAM: Long-range surface to air missile|
|32. CLGM: Cannon launched an anti-tank missile.|
|33. DRDO Anti Tank Missile|
|34. MPATGM – Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile|
|34 . DRDO SAAW: Precision guided anti airfield bomb|
|35. Pranash: Short-range tactical ballistic missile|
|36. Pralay: short-range ballistic missile|
|37. Pinaka: guided rockets (Pinaka Mk1 unguided & MK2 guided rockets, Pinaka MkIII in development)|
|38. Maitri (missile) ~ quick-reaction surface-to-air missile.|
|39. QRSAM D ~ quick reaction surface-to-air missile.|
|40. Pratunam ~ Ballistic missile interceptor: ballistic missile interceptor, surface-to-air missile.|
|41. Astra BVRAAM: active radar homing beyond-visual-range missile.|
|42. DRDO SFDR BVRAAM: Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet propulsion based air to air missile|
|43. DRDO Anti-Radiation Missile: air-to-surface antiradiation missile (under development).|
|44. RDO NASM-SR (Short Range – Naval Anti-Ship Missile)|
Types of missiles in India UPSC:
- Akash: surface-to-air missile.
- Akash-NG: successor to Akash and Akash-1S surface-to-air missiles
- Nag: anti-tank missile
- Helina: air-launched anti-tank missile
- Standoff anti-tank missile
- Amogha: anti-tank missile.
- CLGM: Cannon launched an anti-tank missile.
- DRDOAnti Tank Missile
- MPATGM: Man-Portable Anti-Tank Guided Missile
- DRDO SAAW: Precision guided anti airfield bomb
Prithvi-I (SS-150): a surface-to-surface ballistic missile.
Prithvi-II (SS-250): a surface-to-surface ballistic missile.
Prithvi-III (SS-350): a surface-to-surface ballistic missile.
- Dhanush: a ship-launched surface-to-surface ballistic missile.
- Agni-I MRBM: a surface-to-surface medium-range ballistic missile.
Agni-II MRBM: a surface-to-surface medium-range ballistic missile.
Agni-III IRBM: a surface-to-surface intermediate-range ballistic missile.
Agni-IV IRBM: a surface-to-surface intermediate-range ballistic missile.
Agni-V ICBM: a surface-to-surface intercontinental ballistic missile.
Agni-Prime: Two-stage Nuclear Capable Intercontinental ballistic missile.
Agni-IV IRBM: a surface-to-surface intermediate-range ballistic missile. (Under Development)
- Surya: Intercontinental ballistic missile. Range:8000km – 17000km(Under development)
- K Missile family
K 15 Sagarika: a submarine-launched ballistic missile.
K 4: a submarine-launched ballistic missile.
K-5 (SLBM): a submarine-launched ballistic missile. (under development)
K-6 (SLBM): submarine launched intercontinental ballistic missile. (under development)
- Shaurya: surface-to-surface hypersonic tactical missile.
- BrahMos: cruise missile.
BrahMos-A: air-launched cruise missile.
BrahMos-NG: miniature version based on the BrahMos (under development).
- BrahMos-II: hypersonic missile (under development).
- Astra BVRAAM: active radar homing beyond-visual-range missile.
- DRDO SFDR BVRAAM: Solid Fuel Ducted Ramjet propulsion based air to air missile
- Novator KS-172: is a Russian/Indian air-to-air missile designed as an “AWACS killer” at ranges up to 400 km.
- DRDO Anti-Radiation Missile: air-to-surface antiradiation missile (under development).
- DRDO NASM-SR: (Short Range – Naval Anti-Ship Missile)
- Nirbhay: long-range subsonic cruise missile. (under development)
- Prahaar: a tactical short-range ballistic missile.
Pragati: Higher range variant of Prahaar
- Pralay: short-range ballistic missile
- Pinaka: guided rockets (Pinaka Mk1 unguided & MK2 guided rockets, Pinaka MkIII in development)
- Barak 8: long-range surface-to-air missile.
- Maitri DRDO quick-reaction surface-to-air missile.
- QRSAM DRDO, BEL, and BDL’s quick reaction surface-to-air missile.
- VL-SRSAM DRDI and BDL’s short-range surface-to-air missile.
- Pradyumna ballistic missile interceptor: ballistic missile interceptor, surface-to-air missile.
- Ashwin Ballistic Missile Interceptor: ballistic missile interceptor and antiaircraft missile.
- Trishul: surface-to-air missile.
- Prithvi Air Defence: exo-atmospheric anti-ballistic missile.
- Advanced Air Defence: endoatmospheric anti-ballistic missile.
- Prithvi Defence Vehicle: anti-ballistic missile.
PDV MkII (ASAT & ICBM interceptor)
- AD-1 & AD-2: (Program AD ballistic missile defense system) – exoatmospheric antiballistic missile and potential hypersonic glide vehicle interceptor.(under development)
- XR-SAM: Long-range surface to air missile
- Pranash : Short-range tactical ballistic missile